This article is part of our DraftKings Fantasy Soccer series.
- Tuesday, 4:00 pm: Juventus vs. Atlético Madrid
- Tuesday, 4:00 pm: Manchester City vs. FC Schalke 04
- Wednesday, 4:00 pm: Barcelona vs. Lyon
- Wednesday, 4:00 pm: Bayern Munich vs. Liverpool
For detailed stats and odds, check out the DraftKings Fantasy Soccer: Tuesday-Wednesday UCL Cheat Sheet.
Lionel Messi, BAR v. OL ($10,800): No player on this week's slate has as high or reliable a floor as Messi, and he also has the highest upside, which somehow makes his price – the highest on the slate – seem too low. Barcelona are the second-biggest favorite with the second-highest implied goal total, but so much goes through Messi that it's easier to target him as opposed to picking your Manchester City poison. The numbers are simply ridiculous, as Messi has scored more than 10.00 fantasy points in 21 consecutive starts in La Liga and the Champions League, and his floor is high because he's averaging 5.75 shots, including 2.87 on target, 2.48 crosses and 2.09 fouls drawn per 90 minutes in La Liga play, as well as 6.98 shots, including 3.02 on target, 1.63 crosses and 1.63 fouls drawn per 90 in the Champions League. He also has the highest anytime goal scorer odds on the slate, which isn't surprising since he has six goals in five UCL appearances (four starts), as well as 26 goals and 12 assists in 25 La Liga appearances (23 starts). He is likely to be the highest-owned player in cash games and GPPs,